Robotics Engineer – Who Lives & Breathes Robots – Swarmfarm – Brisbane – Startup Jobs

by Mike88May 3, 2015

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Job Title Someone who lives and breathes robots…..
Startup Name SwarmFarm Robotics
Location (city or remote) Both – Plenty of Field work testing what you have created
Job Description This is an exciting opportunity to ‘get your foot in the door’ with an early-stage, industry leader and to play a keyroleinthe development of world first automation technology, while enjoying the lifestyle benefits that only South East Queensland can offer.Listed byStartup88 in the “19 Hot Australian Startups to watch in 2015”,SwarmFarm Robotics was established in 2009 and already plays a lead commercialization role in the emerging field of robotic agriculture, which offers significant environmental, economic and productivity benefits to the agricultural industry (as global food demand continues to grow).Pivotal to the next stage of product development, the opportunity now exists for a skilled programmer to join the teamin the development of autonomous ground robot systems.Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, in this role you will: collaborate with colleagues, subject matter experts and end users toidentify and address key issues; refine/redevelop existing software and or control systems through to implementationonto field prototypes;perform field testing and trials and conduct interoperability tests; carry out defect investigation androot cause analysis;perform debugging including on-site testing/fault reproduction; deliver high quality software results in line with industry standards and organisational requirements; create relevant systems documentation;perform in amanner consistent with the organisation’s commitment to agile techniques and continuous improvement; and more.Your success in this challenging and rewarding role will be underpinned by your: strong software development skills, using C++ within a Linux environment; understanding of the systems development lifecycle, REST design and implementation and Agile development techniques; ability to work independently; and flexible but focused ‘can do’ approach.

Experience with sensor integration algorithm development, motor control systems, ROS and/or Open CV is also desirable. As are GUI design and web development skills and experience with C# and Unity 3D engine.

An understanding of machine vision, image processing and machine learning will be a distinct advantage, as will demonstrated experience within a mechatronics, electrical or software engineering context.

While it is envisaged that you will most likely have had industry experience, both seasoned professionals and astute graduates are also encouraged to apply; with each application being considered on its merits.

This role will be based in Brisbane with regular on-site/on-farm visits to central Queensland as required. With the Gold and Sunshine Coasts at its doorstep, Brisbane is arguably Australia’s most liveable capital city and renowned globally for the lifestyle it affords.

What do you really need this person to deliver? You need to be able to make robots work out in the field, rapidly adapt to changes in requirements and then make the changes work in the field too!
What Skills & Experience are Non Negotiable? Strong C++ software skills.Previous Experience in at least one of these 5 areas –
1) Outdoor Navigation,
2) Obstacle Detection and Avoidance,
3) Vision Processing,
4) Multi Robot Coordination
or
5) Mechanical and Electrical Design and building of outdoor robots.
Your Website www.swarmfarm.com
URL to Apply http://www.nexusexecutive.com.au/Positions.aspx?posid=199
Why Would They Work For Your Startup? If you want to design, build and work on real robots and actually make them work out in the field, this position is for you. You will get the satisfaction of seeing your robots go to work and produce crops!
Twitter Handle @SwarmFarm
Salary & Equity (if applicable) We’re a Startup, so workload & salary will reflect this. But you will get to work on cool stuff everyday.
What does your Startup Do? (Elevator Pitch) We are creating swarms of small robots to revolutionize agriculture. These robots will increase crop yields, increase farm efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of agriculture.
Your Name Andrew Bate

 

Swarmfarm-Agbot - Credit QUT

Swarmfarm-Agbot – Credit QUT

Swarmfarm Agbot

Swarmfarm Agbot

Andrew Bate & AgBot - Swarmfarm

Andrew Bate & AgBot – Swarmfarm

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Mike88
Mike Nicholls Australian Inventor + Entrepreneur working with a small team of engineers building prototypes from Inventions including two medical devices. Publishes Startup88.com and has assessed/reviewed +500 inventions and +200 startups in the last 3 years. Mentors Sydney Startups via Incubate and other incubators and helps members of the Australian Startup Community via the Startup88.com website with free publicity and advertising. Experience in numerous industries including Digital Publishing, Cloud Computing, Apps, Hardware, Aviation, Real Estate & Finance and Health/Medical Devices.
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